Savannah Georgia: A Home Tour

When I visited Savannah earlier in the Spring, I was with a friend who loves gawking at beautiful homes as much as I do.  We pulled onto a side street and despite the humid, hot temps, we hopped out of our air conditioned car and strolled a few blocks admiring the beautiful old homes.  Now, that’s house love!

One of the first things we came across was this wonderful gate.   I’m loving those pineapple finials.

A pretty home with beautiful window boxes…

I couldn’t help but admire the iron work and the real “working” exterior shutters on this home.

A view down E. Victory Drive, lined with Live Oaks dripping in Spanish moss.  The pictures don’t really do this view justice.  It was so much prettier in person.

The view looking the other way…

Gazing up into one of the beautiful Live Oaks lining this drive:

This house has a fairytale entrance.  I wonder how they decide how far to let the ivy grow and where it has to stop.

Look how perfectly straight the ivy is across the front of this home.  I love the windows on this beautiful old home.  Again, how do you decide where to stop the ivy and where to let it grow?  Ummm…

Another pretty home…

This was my favorite home on our little walking tour.  It’s on a corner and this was the side view.

I’m pretty sure the style of this home is “Dutch Colonial.”  I love the roof line/shape you saw in the side view and I especially love this huge front porch.  Just look at the windows surrounding the front door.  Absolutely beautiful!

This was my friend’s favorite house on the tour.

The gardens out front were so pretty.

I never realized until I put this post together how many homes in this area had ivy growing up the front.  I hope it’s not the invasive kind that can damage brick.  It is a beautiful look, although the brick that’s gradually being hidden on this home is really pretty, too.  How do you like the fencing and the gate?  Beautiful, isn’t it?

Hope you enjoyed this walking tour of a few of the homes in historic Savannah, Georgia.

If you’d love to see more of beautiful Savannah, click HERE for an Isle of Hope tour.  My FAVORITE Savannah Home Tour posted here on BNOTP is this tour, HERE in the Isle of Hope.  Click, HERE for a interior tour of a stunning, historic mansion that’s currently on the market in Savannah.

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Comments

  1. Days at Buttermilk Cottage says:

    Ahhh…your post makes me long for a trip to Savannah. There's nothing like a well-tended old home, is there?
    Best,
    Susan

  2. laxsupermom says:

    Such beautiful homes! Although I'd be afraid of the ivy doing damage, I can appreciate the beauty of it. Love all that hanging spanish moss! So romantic! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful! I love Spanish moss. My drive into work in Coral Gables has the same type of view with oaks covered in moss. It is my favorite drive.

  4. Divine Theatre says:

    I love the moss and the ivy! I recently planed Boston Ivy to cover my large, blank walls. It's growing really fast! Yay!
    Beautiful homes…and great inspiration!

    Andie

  5. Oh how we love this gorgeous warm city, Susan. Thank you for such beautiful scenes to enjoy.

    Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Hugs,
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

  6. Hello, I loved the tour. I've always wanted to visit Savannah. I did get to Charleston S.C. once, wow they also have beautiful old homes.Thank you, smiles, Susie

  7. Nellie's Cozy place says:

    Morning Susan,
    Totally enjoyed your Savannah house tour. I just love old homes like that, they have so much character,
    and I love those ivy covered cottages, just wonderful!

    Have a very nice weekend hon,
    blessings, Nellie

  8. Beautiful homes…I need to make Savannah a must see destination for this New Yorker!

  9. Edie Marie's Attic says:

    Hi Susan!

    LOVED these homes… how beautiful!!

    Historic Savannah is such a lovely place.

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Sherry

  10. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    What gorgeous homes! That last one is my favorite!! Martina

  11. Bonnie Godbee says:

    Glad you enjoyed my hometown, I'm pretty partial to it myself 🙂

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  13. Designs By Pinky says:

    GORGEOUS homes, Susan! I do like the ivy but like you said, some of it is hiding some beautiful brick! The south just calls my name but I know I will never live there. So thank you for these walk around posts, I love seeing these gorgeous homes! XO, Pinky

  14. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Susan, thanks for stopping by to see me this week! I love Savannah & really enjoy these older homes there too. So pretty and inspiring. hope you are doing well, maybe we will catch up again soon, since we don't live far apart.

  15. Such beautiful homes! My favorite was the Dutch Colonial because of the great porch. What a great tour!

  16. Thank you for the great tour. Can't wait for my next trip to Savannah; it is a beautiful area!

  17. BearShe Cottage says:

    I love Savannah too. Me and my daughters just got back from Savannah on the 2nd. I too adore all the homes down there and the spanish moss on all the trees fascinated me. The next time I go will probably be in the Spring because it was soooo hot down there a couple of weeks ago. I am posting our trip in a couple of days if you want to check it out.

  18. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Savannah it's so beautiful. The homes are great with nice trees and your trip seems so serene and quiet, maybe with a bird, or two chirping…while I like them all I really love the last house, maybe the beautiful fencing?! Have a nice Saturday. FABBY

  19. Graceful Moments says:

    Love the ivy on the homes but would not like having to keep it cut back. Didn't know there was an ivy that wouldn't damage the bricks. My favorite house is the Dutch Colonial…love the gambrel roof!
    Thanks for the tour!

  20. Sizzle and Zoom says:

    Beautiful post. Love the second to the last home. Would be very happy living there.

  21. Sewconsult says:

    Yes, English ivy can do damage to the bricks, rather the mortar. My parents had ivy on their house for many years. After my dad died, Mother couldn't keep up with the invasive ivy, so she worked for months to get it off the house. Not an easy task. It holds on for life!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  22. Southgate says:

    I just love Savannah! And I've long had a fascination with ivy covered houses, I snagged a couple of these photos to add to my inspiration folder!

  23. I did love seeing the ivy! Amazing how they keep it so straight and how it enhances the architecture.

    And the oaks dripping in spanish moss!!!! So pretty!

    Thanks for taking me along with you! Lovely!

  24. Busy As Can Be says:

    I love Savannah and I know I am supposed to live there someday! We go often and I have seen these houses to and your pictures are perfect of them. I always love your house posts!
    Tootles,
    Debbie

  25. Country Wings in Phoenix says:

    Hi Susan Sweetie…
    Thank you so much for sharing this tour with me today. The oak trees are so beautiful. I love seeing them line the streets. I love seeing the ivy grown on the house. How pretty it is. Everything is so beautifully manicured. A fairytale neighborhood. I have never been to Georgia, so thank you for taking me along.

    This is the Miracle Weekend makeover. I am one of the hosting sites. For every comment left, Guideposts magazine will pay a dollar, to the next cancer makeover patient. Please stop by and read the story about 9 year old Charlie, and bless me with a comment. Out goal between the 4 or 5 blogs is 5,000. I know we can do it. I would appreciate it, if you pass the word around to as many friends as possible.

    Thank you sweetie for a wonderful post. I love it. Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

  26. Savannah is a breathtaking city!! My daughter was named after this beautiful place! My parents were "Geogians"! The south will always hold a very special place in my heart!

  27. That is one fabulous place. That would be a pleasure to see, if they did not run you off. What a lovely area.

  28. Karin Şen Cankan says:

    The tour felt so good its like I was with you touring.

    Loved all the houses.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

  29. ❁Velma❁ says:

    I love beautiful old homes and this makes me want to go to Savannah, a city I've never seen!!
    Interesting how they have the ivy growing in a straight line, huh? Personally, if I were going to grow ivy on my house, I would want it creeping up the walls with a more wild look to it. 🙂 But the question continues…how do they keep it in straight lines…wonder if they apply something on the bricks to keep it from attaching and growing? 🙂

  30. Oh! I have just put Savannah on my 'wish list' of places to visit! So lovely! I just saw another post online somewhere about Savannah and now this post just confirms it! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  31. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti says:

    They are all gorgeous homes!

    I'm trying to find the special Pink Saturday post you did for the "Miracle Makeover" event as you are listed as one of the hosts. Could you direct me to it so i can leave a comment there also? Thanks!

  32. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Hi Pat, Mine isn't supposed to go up until Monday as part of Metamorphosis Monday. Be sure to stop back then and it will be here.
    Thanks!

  33. wow! what changes to your blog since my last visit. it looks wonderful!

    happy summer

    xo
    elyse

  34. Hi Susan,

    I was looking for your "Miracle" post, but I'm so glad I had a chance to enjoy your wonderful Savannah home tour. Love all the houses, but the one with the ivy and the beautiful fence in front is truly special! Like you, I hope the ivy isn't harming the bricks and mortar! I love the look of ivy-covered tree trunks as well, but that's supposed to be harmful too — always something to worry about, right?

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Warmest regards,
    Bill

    P. S. I'll be back for your MM post!

  35. Delightful!
    Like the Dutch Colonial a lot!
    I saw one this past week and thought oh my i could just move in. It's close to the Governor's Mansion in Topeka. Across the street was farming ground with hay bales. Pretty like a picture.

    Take care,
    d

  36. Very pretty, this is on my list of places to visit…I love the name of your blog…I will be back to comment for Charlie…I am your newest follower…Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink

  37. Just received information in the mail today about Savannah – absolutely cannot wait to get down there!!!

  38. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Pinkim…so glad you're here! Thanks so much for following!

  39. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Anyone thinking about visiting Savannah…do it! It is such a fun place to visit…lots to do! Warning: July through September are really, really hot and humid. Better to go early spring or fall.

  40. Beautiful homes!

  41. Terry @ La Bella Vie says:

    Susan,
    I have always wanted to go to Savannah and this was just wonderful! I would love to peek inside some of these houses just to see how they are decorated!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Terry

  42. Thru Pink Curtains says:

    such wonderful luxery to dream about having a home like this. wondeful blessings and (hope this is the right place for Charlies makeover)

  43. The French Tangerine says:

    Savannah is all over blog posts lately it seems… and I'm thrilled! It's such a beautiful place… one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images!
    Jan

  44. teaorwine says:

    Lovely walking home tour! The canopied road is gorgeous. I recently posted a similar tour on my blog, of the Palma Ceia area in Tampa. Stop by for a look, please.

    best, teaorwine

    teaorwine.blogspot.com

  45. I just love all the pictures you took. And the houses too. Sigh.~Ames

  46. Savannah is my favorite place on earth…
    The homes, the history, the FOOD!
    Thank you for the visit, I missed mine this year.

  47. bunnythreads says:

    Blessings to the wonderful design team, may wonderful contributions come rolling in.
    Bless you for your lovely blog.

  48. Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! says:

    Just thought I'd let you know that I included this post in my coud de coeur of the week post.
    http://dreamitbuilditstyleit.blogspot.com/2011/08/coud-de-coeur.html

    Enjoy,
    Nancy

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  50. Savannah looks really pretty, like your typical leafy suburb but with some interesting features, like those huge arching trees.

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